Can a Bearded Salma Hayek Turn Things Around for Universal?


Universal hasn't had the best year, but at least it's got that big Weitz brother vampire movie coming out this fall! No, not New Moon -- that's Chris Weitz, and Summit has that. We're talking about his older brother Paul, who helmed The Vampire's Assistant for Uni. Who needs Taylor Lautner's abs when you've got Salma Hayek sporting facial fuzz, right?

Moviefone's got the trailer for Weitz's renamed adaptation of the Cirque du Freak book series. From what we can tell, it's about a boy who flees boring suburbia alongside his best friend (this week's Verge, Josh Hutcherson) and ends up at an exciting circus filled with characters like Hayek, John C. Reilly as the titular vampire, and Jane Krakowski as The Woman with the CG Arm.

It looks cute and stylishly made, if a little bit outside our demographic. At least expectations are low -- as long as Uni didn't spend G-Force money on this, they may be looking at a solid double.

VERDICT: Fun for Goth tweens everywhere!

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  • stolidog says:

    I can't believe Salma signed on to do a remake of the Love Guru.

  • that screengrab of salma is enough to sell me on this movie. she looks like one of the three kings statues that you see in front of churches at christmas time. i love christmas

  • 2+2=4 says:

    Not Goth, Vamp tweens! I wonder what the Goth kids from South Park will do to you if you continue to confuse between them. 🙂

  • Girl86 says:

    I like Darren Shaw's books, but it's coming out at a bad time (too much vamp saturation, it would have been better to come out shortly after the second Deathly Hollows movie came out and pick up that fanbase), not to mention John Reilly is too young and the teen is too old for their respective characters.

  • Lowbrow says:

    Damn, if only Mariah Carey (dressed up in her stalker goatee and sweatsuit) had wandered onto the set and started making out with Salma, that could have been the hottest gay kiss since Jake & Heath.